SINS IN THE SUN BY CLAUDE BOUCHARD
For most, "Caribbean vacation" invokes visions of sun, sand and fun, which is precisely what millionaire and government operative Chris Barry has in mind when he and his wife, Sandy, arrive in Puerto Plata... until they learn their good friend and resort manager, Ollie Lomas, has been severely beaten, the victim of intimidation by mobster, Pedro Gomez.
Assisted by his 'Discreet Activities' colleagues, the Policía Nacional's Deputy Director and the head of the Navy, Chris embarks on an elaborate scheme, sparing no expense to teach Gomez that messing with the wrong crowd can and will result in dire consequences.
About Claude Bouchard:
Claude was born in Montreal, Canada, at a very young age, where he still resides with his spouse, Joanne, under the watchful eye of Krystalle and Midnight, two black females of the feline persuasion. In a former life, he completed his studies at McGill University and worked in various management capacities for a handful of firms over countless years. From there, considering his extensive background in human resources and finance, it was a logical leap in his career path to stay home and write crime thrillers.
His first stab at writing fiction was actually in 1995, the result being his first novel, Vigilante. Two others of the same series followed by 1997 but all three remained dormant until publication in 2009. Since, besides writing ASYLUM, a stand-alone, the VIGILANTE series has grown to eleven thrilling installments including his latest release, Sins in the Sun. Two of his novels were included in the pair of blockbuster Killer Thriller anthologies, the second of which made the USA Today Bestsellers list in March 2014. Claude has also penned Something's Cooking, a faux-erotica parody and cookbook under the pseudonyms Réal E. Hotte and Dasha Sugah.
Other interests, besides writing and subtly persuading people to buy his books, include reading, making noise with his six guitars, painting in oil and watercolour, creating gastronomical delights in the kitchen and on the grill, traveling and planning to exercise. He has also recently developed an increased interest in remote control quad-copter flying and sleeping though never simultaneously.